Our Favorite Food This Week: Pizza Location: Pizza al Taglio – Epcot – Italy Price: $ 6.75 (cheese) or $7.75 (pepperoni)
Welcome to Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods. Wow 2019 already – where does the time go :). This week’s Favorite Food Friday takes us to Pizza al Taglio for a huge slice of their famous pizza. If you can’t get a reservation at Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria or you are just looking for that quick bite while you are circling Epcot’s World Showcase then this is the perfect spot. The pizza has a thick airy crust and was covered in a healthy amount of toppings. The overall size of the slice justifies the cost and won’t leave you hungry. They offer 3 styles of pizza at the window including the two pictured above and also a Pizza San Gennaro slice with sausage, pepper, onion, and tomatoes. They also offer a small selection of wine, beer, and soda. Definitely worth stopping in for a bite.
Welcome to Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods. This week we headed to Storybook Treats at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. As cold air sweeps across the country, let’s check out something even colder – the Tinker Bell Ice Cream Cone. Start off with a standard cone, but make it green. Add a halo of green cotton candy. Some white chocolate wings and lime flavored ice cream. Then sprinkle it all with edible pixie dust. I give you the Tinker Bell Ice Cream Cone! Overall a refreshing treat, but you really have to love sour lime. I mean really love it. I’m more a sweet treat guy, so the sourness was fun at first but didn’t satisfy my sweet tooth. If you are a sour lime fan, be our guest and give it a try!
In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.
Our Favorite Food This Week: Afternoon Tea Location: Garden View Tea Room – Grand Floridan Resort Price: $35 + (can add champagne as well) (children 3-9 $23)
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we take a stroll over to the Grand Floridian Resort and put up our feet with a cup of tea. The Garden View Tea room offers afternoon tea daily on the first floor of the Grand Floridian, windows offer views of the garden. There are a few different selections to choose from – some include cheese plates to start out with and others include champagne to finish with. We opted for “The Cheshire Tea” which is $50 per person and includes The Traditional Afternoon Tea Experience including a medley of finger sandwiches, traditional scone with accompaniments, and a choice of desert with a selection of fruits and imported cheeses. After choosing your tea, of which they have a large selection, each guest is given their own tea pot which is covered in comfortable cozy to keep it hot. Fruit and cheeses were brought out first, followed by the finger sandwiches and then the desert and scone. There was definitely enough food to fill you up and, yes, you can ask for a to go bag if you aren’t able to finish. Although a bit on the pricey side, we did enjoy the experience and food.
Our Favorite Food This Week: New Menu Items at Frontera Cocina Location: Frontera Cocina – Disney Springs
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. This week we headed to Frontera Cocina in Disney Springs to sample some of their new menu items……
Warning! Reading this article while hungry could be hazardous to your health.
Flavorful, unique, delicious…these are just some of the words used to describe the new menu at Frontera Cocina, a restaurant located in Disney Springs and owned by famed Chef Rick Bayless.
Frontera Cocina features a menu full of fresh ingredients and unique spices inspired by central and southern Mexico. The pictures truly don’t do justice to how original and full of flavor each of these items are.
Not only does Chef Bayless use only the freshest ingredients, but he also adds changes to the menu every two to three months, offering a unique perspective from different regions of Mexico. For the next three months Frontera Cocina is featuring foods inspired by Mexico’s Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula. Lucky me, I was invited to the unveiling of these new items, and was able to hear about the menu and its inspiration directly from Chef Rick Bayless.
When I arrived, I expected to find one or two items I enjoyed. However, there was not one item on the menu I didn’t like. Let’s look at a couple of my favorite choices.
Start your meal off with the Mango Guacamole, which includes roasted tomatillo, fresh mango, tangy-spicy Tajin, cilantro, and onion. The guacamole comes with their “just made” chips. This is truly the best guacamole I’ve ever tasted. It’s like heaven on a chip.
As for the entrees, I loved the spicy grilled Yucatan swordfish which is topped with a mango-orange salsa, achiote-citrus butter, plantain rice, and black bean refritos. If you want to go a bit spicy, try the Chipotle Shrimp. These are pan-roasted Florida pink shrimp, spicy chipotle salsa, roasted calabacitas, avocado, cotija, cilantro and onions. The Shrimp also come with plantain rice and warm corn tortillas.
Finish your meal with the silky cool mango sorbet with spicy-tangy chamoy drizzle. Again, I loved the entire new menu so you will not be disappointed with any selection. Just writing this is making me so hungry.
The food isn’t the only thing impressive at Frontera Cocina. The staff is more than helpful with the menu selections, so take your time reviewing the menu and feel free to ask questions. I can’t wait to go back with my family and experience this food nirvana again. If you’re interested in a truly authentic Mexican menu, or just want a meal full of flavor and fresh ingredients, try Frontera Cocina. You won’t be disappointed.